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Pandora is great on my system too

Postby donstafford » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:01 pm

Pandora thru my 32" Vizio is just ok - but that's the TV, not the Roku or Pandora.

I have the (RCA) audio out connected to a SONY CMT-BX1 in my home office and it sounds GREAT!!

NO issues at all - even when while MOZY home backup is running or DROPBOX is syncing
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Postby djwilso » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:01 pm

For me, Pandora sounds fantastic. Loud and clear.

I am using the HDMI connection to an A/V receiver.

The only thing I have noticed is that Pandora is noticeably louder than Amazon or Netflix movie audio. But there is no distortion.

One complaint about Pandora is that sometimes the starts and ends of songs get cut off by about a second, which can be annoying but not a showstopper.
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Postby donstafford » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:16 pm

djwilso wrote:One complaint about Pandora is that sometimes the starts and ends of songs get cut off by about a second, which can be annoying but not a showstopper.


I've noticed that too. It seems to be more prevalent on my iPhone, but I doubt that.... it's probably just the particular tracks I hear on the iPhone versus the Roku.
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Postby Bron » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:25 pm

dragonflyfaith wrote:Mine sounds great just on my SD tv.

Does anyone know if the 40 hour monthly limit applies to the Roku?


Don't think the limit applies. I left mine on for nearly 3 days once by accident. It was still going strong when I returned. ;)

My sound quality is great over my ZVOX speakers (analog audio). No issues.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby AmazinglySmooth » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:11 am

I am using a Roku 2 now and finally checking out Pandora to see if I can dump my Sony BluRay player with Slacker. I notice a huge difference when I have 5.1 selected vs. Stereo using HDMI into a Pioneer Elite SC-05 receiver. Surprisingly, 5.1 on Roku2 sounds terrible compared to Slacker on the Sony. Stereo on Roku2 sounds better, but the Sony still sounds much better with Slacker. Looks like I won't be subscribing to Pandora.
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Re: I'm disappointed with Pandora!

Postby kc8pql » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:34 pm

I don't think Pandora supplies 5.1 to Roku.
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